Hoka Carbon X 2 Running Shoes
The epitome of long-range weaponry, the Carbon X 2 pairs softer, lighter foam with the same rubberised foam outsole which delivers the same propulsive speed as its predecessor. The Carbon X 2 employs a refined collar shape, notched tongue and an engineered mesh upper with embroidered TPU yarns for extra reinforcement around the laces. Get ready for an inherently soft, stable and responsive ride.
Engineered Mesh Upper
Constructed with an open, engineered mesh the Hoka Carbon X 2 Running Shoes offers a secure fit that hugs the foot for optimum comfort and flexibility, whilst remaining highly breathable. Allowing cool air to permeate the fabric, uncomfortable heat build-up is removed creating a healthy environment your feet can thrive in. With larger perforations over the toe box and some smaller vents over the midfoot and at the arch.
A gusseted tongue provides you with a lightweight mid-foot lockdown ensuring that your feet remain in place. Cushioning around the ankle keeps you comfortable providing you with cushioning whilst you're on the go. Lastly, a removable EVA sockliner moulds to your feet and adds further comfort to the Carbon X 2.
Carbon Fibre Midsole
Designed using many midsole densities, the Carbon X 2 ensures cushioning, comfort and most of all propulsion. Profly X provide a soft, propulsive experience by protecting you during a heel strike and propelling you forward for a firm toe-off. A softer density has been used on the top to increase underfoot comfort and provide the perfect amount of resilience and response. Additionally, a bottom density works to increase energy return and ground contact for you can go further for longer with peace of mind that your footwear can take you anywhere. The bottom layer is also abrasion resistant and works to reduce the risks of wear and tear. Sandwiched between the different densities is a carbon fibre plate that curls under the lateral toes to deliver a smoother transition throughout the gait cycle. The carbon plate minimises energy loss, increases propulsion and deliver an abundance of structural support making running feel effortless and giving you the confidence to reach new PB's.
The carbon plate helps to maintain the meta-rocker which lies underfoot and as a result, the two technologies work in tandem to amplify the rocker's benefits. The early-stage Meta-Rocker is applied in the midsole to increase running efficiency. Meta-Rocker midsole geometry is specifically designed with a low heel-toe differential and a sculpted outsole to create a unique fulcrum effect, like a rocking chair to encourage a guided gait cycle. This design supports a runner's natural form while promoting an efficient, smooth roll from initial impact to toe-off.
Rubberised Foam Outsole
A flexible and durable outsole complete the Carbon X 2. Rubberised foam is used to enhance responsiveness, increases traction and ensure high rebound cushioning. The foam outsole ensures lightweight responsiveness so you can go further for longer which is a shoe you can truly rely on. The durable rubber outsole will keep you in firm control across a wide range of different terrain over a long period. Forming a solid bond with the ground, the outsole will anchor you into place, keeping you in a strong and controlled position. The Carbon X's sole also helps to eliminate excess rubber on the outsole which in turn reduces overall weight.
- Engineered Mesh Upper - Hugs the foot for a snug fit whilst remaining highly breathable.
- Ankle Cushioning - Keeps your ankle comfortable
- Gusseted Tongue - Ensures midfoot support.
- EVA Sockliner - Adds further comfort.
- Profly X - Provides a soft, propulsive experience.
- Carbon Plate - Deliver a smoother transition throughout the gait cycle.
- Meta-rocker - Increases running efficiency.
- Foam Outsole - Ensures lightweight durability.
- Drop - 5mm.
- Heel Height - 32mm.
- Forefoot Height - 27mm.
- Weight- 239g.